LVN – Behavioral Health

Location San Leandro, CA
Date Posted September 30, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time
Contractor

Description

JOB SUMMARY: The LVN / LPT provides direct client care including medications and basic medical intervention and education, following standard nursing practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education

  • Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing or psychiatric technology required.
  • Associate's degree, preferred.

Experience

  • One (1) year service experience working as a nurse in a behavioral health field
  • One (1) year medication administration experience required.

License or Certification

  • Valid California LVN or LPT license.
  • Current CPR certification.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

  1. Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with participants, families, schools, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care and social services providers and the public.
  2. Ability to work independently and as a member of a treatment team.
  3. Ability to develop strong relationships with other agencies and community partners.
  4. Good organizational, writing, and time management skills.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness, trauma, and its treatment.
  6. Ability to understand and work with participants from diverse cultural backgrounds in a positive manner.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Ability to physically perform Pro-ACT.
  2. Ability to visually and audibly assess participants’ behavior and needs.
  3. Ability to provide first aide.
  4. Ability to stand and walk for long periods, up to 3 hours at a time.
  5. Ability to drive within the community in personal vehicle.

POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS

  1. Potential for eye and wrist strain from computer screen and minor lacerations from paper cuts.
  2. Repetitive movements – writing and typing.
  3. Interaction with potentially assaultive youth.
  4. Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I).

CORE COMPETENCIES

  1. Demonstrated ability to administer medications, including injections.
  2. Demonstrated ability to engage clients and families.
  3. Demonstrated ability to assess and diagnose physical health status.
  4. Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement an effective nursing care plan.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment as appropriate within Scope of Practice.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of Company’s Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of laws and regulations affecting behavioral health clinical care.
  8. Ability to perform clear and concise documentation including the use of EMR where applicable.
  9. Demonstrated understanding of how to behave in a safe manner while seeing clients in the community or facility as applicable.
  10. Demonstrated ability to recognize dangerous behavior or health status change by clients and intervene as appropriate.

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